ELECTRICAL EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Overhead Power Lines Electrocute Maintenance Worker ELECTRICAL Expert Case

Overhead Power Lines Electrocute Maintenance Worker

This case involves a young man who was severely electrocuted while he was cleaning equipment in an industrial park in South Dakota. The plaintiff’s job duties required him to carry a sweeper that has a long handle. When he was done sweeping, he lifted the  …

Woman is Electrocuted by Negligently Placed Power Line ELECTRICAL Expert Case

This case involves a 27-year-old-woman who was killed from electrocution resulting from accidental exposure to live power lines in Alaska. At the time of the incident in question, the woman was on the roof of the defendant’s building in order to conduct an …

Electrician Suffers Serious Burns in Arc Flash Explosion ELECTRICAL Expert Case

Electrician Suffers Serious Burns in Arc Flash Explosion

This case involves an electrician who was severely injured following an arc flash explosion. He was installing a disconnect switch on an energized, 480v bus duct in a large computer data center when the arc flash occurred. He was not given any personal pro …

Lithium Ion Battery Expert Opines on Spontaneous Cell Phone Battery Explosion ELECTRICAL Expert Case

This case involves an individual who was burned when the lithium-ion battery contained within his smartphone spontaneously exploded while the plaintiff was on a call. The phone had been purchased within a year of its initial release, and was representativ …

Lithium Ion Batteries in Cell Phone Cause Severe Burns ELECTRICAL Expert Case

Lithium Ion Batteries in Cell Phone Cause Severe Burns

This case involves lithium ion batteries that exploded while the Plaintiff was talking on his cell phone. At the time of the incident in question the man was using his phone in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, and had used the phone without …

Welder is Killed by Damaged Electrical Connection on Welding Generator ELECTRICAL Expert Case

This case involves a welder who was killed by an improperly insulated cable running from a welding generator to an electrode. At the time of the incident in question, the welding cable was being fed through a ventilation shaft, with the generator and the  …

Battery Expert Witnesses Comment on Electronic Cigarette Explosion ELECTRICAL Expert Case

This case involves a woman who was carrying an e-cigarette that was operated by two lithium ion batteries, which underwent an explosive failure while in close contact with the Plaintiff’s leg. The cigarette, manufactured by a popular maker of electronic c …

Railroad Conductor Suffers Electric Shock Injury ELECTRICAL Expert Case

Railroad Conductor Suffers Electric Shock Injury

This case involves a 50-year-old man who worked as a railroad conductor. The conductor had his hand on an iron handle while he was holding the door open to let a coworker enter the car. He used his other hand to hold a guardrail at the station, outside of  …